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History of Blue Summit

The history of the District is nearly as old as the Blue Summit community itself.

Click here for a history of the District and Blue Summit.

The District has collected many pictures on the scene, at community events, and during training. Click on a link below to see some of the pictures.

District History and Overview

The Inter City Fire Protection District is Jackson County’s oldest fire protection district with origins back to the early 20th century. Originally the District encompassed many square miles between the cities of Independence and Kansas City-hence the name “inter city”.

Today the remaining unincorporated area is commonly referred to as Blue Summit, although the earliest organization of a “town” in the late 1800’s was named Pittsburg.

Although many early historical documents have been lost, the Inter-City Fire Department was registered for 10 years with the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office in 1938 (click here to see the incorporation documents). Sometime between 1938 and 1947, the Inter-City Fire Department was replaced by Fire District No. 1 of Jackson County, Missouri; however, on September 12, 1947, the Circuit Court ordered the District’s name changed to the present day Inter City Fire Protection District (click here to see the Court’s order). ...... Read More...